Everton chiefs are unlikely to launch a January move for Napoli ace Allan despite Carlo Ancelotti giving the midfielder a call regarding a potential reunion at Goodison Park.

The 29-year-old is subject of strong interest from Ancelotti, and Ligue 1 champions Paris Sain-Germain, and could be on the move this month if either side steps up their interest.

Allan, who also featured heavily for Udinese between 2012 and 2015 after moving from Brazilian side Vasco de Gama, has received a phone call from Everton manager Ancelotti regarding a possible future move, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

It is thought that Allan could be tempted by a move to England, amid speculation that the player could be allowed to leave the club.

This comes after the Italian club signed fellow central midfielders Diego Demme and Stanislav Lobotka earlier this month.

However, the 29-year-old will not come cheap, despite the midfielder seemingly being deemed surplus to requirements at the San Poalo stadium.

Napoli have set his valuation at £42m, a price that Everton may be reluctant to part with after the signings of Andre Gomes, Moise Kean, Fabian Delph and Alex Iwobi in the summer.

Brazilian duo Richarlison and Bernard could play a key role in the possible signing of Allan if Everton change their stance, as Carlo Ancelotti will be keen on seeing the midfielder settle in quickly if he arrives on Merseyside.

Potential new signings settling in quickly will be key for the Toffees, as they look to win as many points as possible going in to the business end of the Premier League season.

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The Merseyside club are yet to make a major signing in the January window so far and currently sit four points away from seventh-place Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Despite this, they sit in 12th as things stand and will need to battle with several other sides if they are to finish in a position that gives them a chance of being in the Europa League next season.

Two eighth-place finishes in the past couple of seasons has meant that the club came agonisingly close to finishing in a Europa League place, although they have only qualified for Europe twice since the 2011/12 season.



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